We promise your Christmas cookie cutters are not single use! Use them to create gorgeous felted ornaments in just minutes with an easy needle felting technique.

Who says you have to use cookie cutters only for baking? Combine holiday cookie cutters with an easy needle felting technique to make adorable handmade Christmas ornaments. We'll show you how master felting—it's easier than you think! Plus, get our favorite ideas for displaying your DIY Christmas ornaments. Use them as traditional ornaments, or give them as personalized package toppers.

  • Working time 15 mins
  • Start to finish 15 mins
  • Difficulty Kind of Easy

What you need


How to do it

Part 1

Step 1

Inside the Cookie Cutter

Place the Christmas cookie cutter of your choice on top of the felting mat. Pull out small tufts of wool roving and stuff them into the cookie cutter shape. Use a 38-gauge felting needle to punch the wool roving so that it holds the shape of the cookie cutter’s outline. It may sound slightly aggressive, but the result is actually super cute—and easy.


Step 2

Ready the Ornament

Remove the cookie cutter and use the needle to poke the edges so they look more contained. Poke the shape until there is no loose wool roving anywhere. Then use a needle and thread to add beads or other decorations of your choosing—have as much fun as you want! When you're ready, use a needle and twine to hang the ornaments from a branch or a rod to display in your home.

Comments (2)

How difficult was this project?
October 4, 2018
I make these type ornaments with alpaca fiber to sell in our farm store. I use alpaca shaped cookie cutters plus other shapes like mittens, snowflakes, barns, etc.
October 4, 2018
I just would not take out that much time out of the day to do something like that

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